This giant 3D print of baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy used kilograms of filament

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While 3D printing props from movies and videogames is usually all about creating objects to scale, it’s sometimes fun to go larger than “life”, and that’s what maker Hanoch Hemmerich has done with this giant baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

This print is a remix of a popular design published earlier this year that has been sliced into 19 pieces – 10 for the body and 9 for the head – for easier printing.

On a Wanhao i3 Plus printer Groot took a full 8 days of nonstop printing, using up around 2.8 kilograms of filament.

After the individual pieces were super glued together and the gaps between all those pieces were filled in, the finished model sat at 70 centimetres tall.

Hemmerich then got to painting with a brown undercoat before giving it to his friend, a talented sculptor and painter, to finish it off. After four days of work using acrylic paints, the completed model looks extremely accurate to the movie, if not a little creepy given the proportions.

You can find the files to make your own giant baby Groot over on Thingiverse.

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Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.

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